Lately I feel like I'm on a treadmill, I keep running and running but getting nowhere. Things have been ticking along in life and here we are in October. I won't be sad to see the end of the year, I confess. This year hasn't been great, we had the fire in March, months of stress with Elarna being poorly and numerous illnesses, car issues and things just going wrong. Oh and not to mention getting used to lack of sleep due to Elarna waking lots in the night (yawn).
It has felt like one thing after another. My blog has massively taken a back seat, I've felt very little motivation to write anything of value, I've become behind in my reviews, been working so many hours at the GP hub (out of hours) as well as my usual job and taken on a diabetes module which needs to be completed by March.......anyone want to help me write a 3000 and 2000 word assignment?! Arghhhhh. So I think it's fair to say I've been feeling pretty stressed. On top of this my husband has started a new job which is now requiring him to travel to Derby everyday, meaning we've had to juggle around with childcare adding another spanner in the works.
This isn't actually meant to be a moany or whiny post, although I'm aware it might be coming across that way so for that I apologise! Sometimes offloading here can be helpful. I feel like I've taken too much on but yet can't ever seem to say no to anything, I take on extra shifts to get more money to treat the kids, I take on review items for the blog as I'm lucky that I get offered these things and want to continue to blog but need to remember that my blog is a hobby and it doesn't matter if I don't blog everyday, promote the posts or keep up with social media channels. It can be hard to let go though as I've poured so much time and effort into my blog I will it to continue, I really do. There's also the mundane things that I need to keep on top of like housework. I really think I need to try and be more organised!
Somehow we all go through life and deal with things that are thrown with us and we climb over the mountain. I kind of feel I'm still at the bottom of the mountain and keep slipping back down. Don't get me wrong, I like being busy, I get bored easily and like a challenge so I'm just going to keep ploughing away at things and hopefully I'll stop feeling like I'm treading water.
We're going away over half term, I can't wait. We all need some family time and to chill. Although saying that I'll probably be trying to catch up on some blogging while I can!
How do you all deal with juggling life and everything in between? Any advice will be appreciated.